Google Fiber begins taking orders in Missouri

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) said Monday it is beginning to accept orders for its new Google Fiber TV service in Kansas City, Mo.

The Internet giant, which began installing the wideband Internet and subscription video service in Kansas City, Kan., in November, set deadlines for ordering service in eight neighborhoods in Missouri. It will extend its network first to the Crown Center neighborhood, and has set a March 21 deadline for ordering Google Fiber TV, which costs $120 monthly. Google also set deadlines for Google Fiber orders in the Midtown, Sunset Hill, South Plaza West, Countryside, Greenway Fields, Wornhall Homestead and Crossroads neighborhoods.

Google also said Monday that residents in Kansas City, Kan., who live in areas where Google plans to offer service would need to place orders within the next few weeks in order to receive the Google Fiber service, which offers download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.

Google is competing against Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-verse TV in the Kansas City area.

For more:
- see this Google blog post

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